For years, Los Angeles-based Nathan Ota has been pursuing new worlds, both dark and fantastic, to explore in his paintings. With a highly precise technique, he creates wonderful characters - a blind bird, a drunk monkey, a one-eyed robot lost in the woods - who travel through surreal dreamlands.
"My paintings will always leave little clues to what I'm… Continue
Added by Marica on October 30, 2010 at 7:30am —
As hard as it may be to photograph movement or dance, Alexi Lubomirski seems to have nailed it with this amazing editorial. First released in Vogue Germany back in 2008, the spread is timeless in that it captures Spanish style and culture in an effortless way. Beautiful model Julia Stegner shows off stunning outfits by Calvin Klein and Louis Vuitton as she performs… Continue
Added by Marica on October 29, 2010 at 3:00pm —
Enter a new Milan hotel by the Italian fashion brand Moschino and you'll feel as though you've fallen down a rabbit hole. The dream starts as you walk through the hotel's entrance and you're greeted by the image above – a lamp in the shape of one of Moschino’s famous dresses. As they say, “The common thread connecting the rooms is a fairy tale theme, because to sleep… Continue
Added by Marica on October 29, 2010 at 9:00am —
It's hard to believe that that all of these lips are actually oil paintings and not pictures! This amazing, photorealistic work is by Korean artist Sung Jin Kim. I love how he focuses on just one part of the human body - the mouth. The amount of detail in these is exquisite and his ability to capture sensuality and passion is unmatched.…
Added by Marica on October 26, 2010 at 7:00am —
You can be sure that when Claudia Schiffer and Karl Lagerfeld come together, fashion magic happens. For the Chanel Spring/Summer 2010 campaign, Claudia joins models Freja Beha Erichsen and Baptiste Giabiconi near the capital of Buenos Aires. The beautiful models pose near Argentina’s gothic buildings and medieval fences in clothes that look stunning against the gray… Continue
Added by Marica on October 23, 2010 at 10:30am —
I don't know why...probably because I'm still a little girl at heart, but I’m still a big fan of pop-up books. "Il Était Une Fois" (Once Upon a Time) is a beautiful pop-up book which features eight classic fairy tales; Alice In Wonderland, Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty, Bluebeard, Peter Pan, Little Red Riding Hood, Madame Butterfly, and Thumbelina. Highly talented… Continue
Added by Marica on October 23, 2010 at 9:30am —
This series of oil paintings by Stephanie Rew is chock full of feminine beauty and grace. "Kimono" pulls inspiration from traditional Geisha dress with images that are unbelievably detailed and colors that are completely vivid.
Born in Carlisle 1971 and raised in Edinburgh, Stephanie Rew trained at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee, Scotland.… Continue
Added by Marica on October 23, 2010 at 9:30am —
The Prix HSBC pour la Photographie is a competition by HSBC France that supports up-and-coming photographers by helping them to promote their work. Each year, the Prix HSBC sponsors two young contemporary photographers striving to capture the real world on film. Last year, one of the winners was Lucie & Simon, Franco-German photographers who present everyday moments… Continue
Added by Marica on October 22, 2010 at 1:00pm —
Photographed by Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello, this stunning editorial from Vogue Italy September 2009 captures the feminine grace that only Valentino can embody. Beautiful models are seen wearing stunningly airy outfits, adorned with flowers by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli. In my opinion, the spread combines the perfect mix of art and fashion, and… Continue
Added by Marica on October 20, 2010 at 11:30am —
Who knew newspapers could be so fashionable? "Extra, Extra Paper Doll" is a memorizing series by photographer Amy M. Phillips and Fairlight Hubbard of Eye Management. In vintage scenes that are reminiscent of the 1920's era, newspapers are used in place of fabric to create sexy garments and accessories. This is creativity and style at its best!…
Added by Marica on October 20, 2010 at 3:30am —
Here is a stunning collection of men's perfume bottles called "the Scent Stories" by Polish Studio Ah&Oh. They have taken inspiration from the great, dark literature and distinctive, strong characters of famous novels, and their respective authors.
“Perfume packaging design and the concept of the perfume were always our dream project. So we took men’s… Continue
Added by Marica on October 20, 2010 at 3:00am —
Belgian artist Fred Eerdekens creates incredible shadow sculptures. When light filters through them, hidden messages are unveiled through bent wires, cotton clouds, cardboard boxes, and even living plants. The artist's play on words and images give rise to a surprising aesthetic effect, while the kinds of materials he chooses is reminiscent of… Continue
Added by Marica on October 18, 2010 at 3:00pm —
Here is a wonderful collection of watercolors painted on moleskine by Scottish Illustrator Wil Freeborn.
Freeborn is a web designer, designing websites for museums, stables, and the Scottish Ballet, among others. But in his spare time, he takes his bike, hops on a ferry and goes exploring. “It’s almost like turning it back into an adventure. It’s like a… Continue
Added by Marica on October 17, 2010 at 10:30am —
Artist Dave Kinsey
headed over to Altadena, California (near L.A.) for a quick interview and studio tour with "book artist" Mike Stilkey.
Unlike most people, Stilkey doesn't just read books, he paints on them. His unorthodox artwork is created using a mix of ink, colored pencil,… Continue
Added by Marica on October 15, 2010 at 10:30am —
Portland, Maine based artist Matt Moore signature "Vectorfunk" style is instantly recognizable. The 30-year-old graphic designer and painter is a rising star in the design world. After working for other people, he now works for himself and is the founder of MWM Graphics, a design and illustration studio in Portland's West End.
This past February, he… Continue
Added by Marica on October 10, 2010 at 12:30pm —
Here's another stunning editorial created by the ever-talented Tim Walker, titled "Russian Dolls." Inspired by the Victoria & Albert Museum's exhibition on Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, Walker surprises and delights us once again with his whimsical work. The V&A exhibition is a major retrospective that examines the origins, development and long term… Continue
Added by Marica on October 10, 2010 at 11:00am —
Photographed by Mark Pillai, this editorial from Amica Italy March 2010 captures a soft and unique feminine grace, embellished with airy dresses selected by stylist Claudia Carretti.
In my opinion, it is one of the best fashion editorials I've seen. Lovely sense of colour and movement - so soft and graceful. And the distressed background is… Continue
Added by Marica on October 6, 2010 at 2:00pm —
Brazilian photographer Karine Basilio captures the spirit of New York for the Fall issue of Dress to Kill Magazine
. I love how fashion editor Tammy Eckenswiller places her beautiful models in front of New York City's iconic backdrop.…
Added by Marica on October 4, 2010 at 10:30am —
Isaac Cordal creates tiny cement figures (10 in. approx.) and places them in precarious situations. "Cement Eclipses" is a research project about the urban space, in-between sculpture and photography, developed in urban areas of several European cities including Berlin, London, Brussels, Liege, Barcelona, Vigo, etc.
"The figurines represent a kind of… Continue
Added by Marica on October 3, 2010 at 6:00am —